How To Ride Into A Headwind | Should You Increase Your Power?

Published on November 1st 2018


Headwinds make cycling hard and slow you down. But what is the best way to ride in them? How should your power, position and cadence change when you ride into a headwind. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: In association with Quarq. For many of us triathletes, we’ll turn up to a race with a target pace or power in mind. And that’s all very well for a perfectly flat course with zero wind, but, unless you’re cycling around a velodrome then it’s unlikely these will be the conditions for your race. One of the big factors we need to consider with our pacing is the wind. Should you ride harder into a headwind? Should you ease off? Should you get more aero? Should you increase your cadence? Well, we’re in the perfect location to discuss this! We’re in Kona for the Ironman World Championships with its infamously windy course. We’re going to be analysing our power, thanks to our partners Quarq and we’re going to be talking you through how to get the most out of those pesky headwinds. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Submit your content here: If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... 📹 4 Exercises To Increase Your Power On The Bike | Strength Workout For Triathletes - 📹 How To Improve Your Triathlon Training | What Is FTP? - Music: Epidemic Sound Sunday - Ballpoint.mp3 Wonder - Cushy.mp3 Automate - [ocean jams].mp3 Turquoise Waves - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist.mp3 Pullen Park - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist.mp3 Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images